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WATCH: Son surprises parents by paying off their mortgage for Christmas present

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Posted at 11:08 AM, Dec 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-27 14:00:57-05

NEW YORK — The best gifts can come in the most unassuming packaging.  A plain white envelope seems to have certainly held one of the best Christmas presents ever for this family.

Joe Riquelme, an app developer in New York, posted a video to YouTube Thursday that shows his generous act.

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Riquelme surprised his parents by handing them an envelope that read, “Your house is paid off. Merry Xmas. -Joe.” It also included documents from their mortgage account, according to Daily Mail.

Upon reading the note his parents could not contain their emotions.

Watch the short video to see their great reaction to his gift.